The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
Faced with the prospect of constant online attack, why would anyone want to get into politics?
Even in egalitarian Europe, female politicians must battle gender stereotypes, biased media coverage, and entrenched power.
It was a vintage year for women's visibility, but that's not necessarily a good thing.
Women remain systemically underrepresented at the top levels of Australia's most powerful institutions – including the media, universities, government, judiciary and corporate sector.
The words we use to describe male and female leaders are a good guide to our deeply held sexist assumptions.
There have been efforts to include women in West Bank politics, but they've fallen short. Activists are trying to change things.
Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?
Australia is lagging behind other countries in adopting practical measures to achieve gender balance in public decision-making.
Hillary Clinton’s political success has been partially due to a willingness to conform to certain journalistic expectations about gender.
When a woman takes power and dares to raise her voice, the response is all too telling.
Certain voting blocs will rally around the idea of electing the first woman president. Others, not so much.
After the party leadership contest came to an abrupt end, the home secretary is to become the country's second woman leader.
If Hillary Clinton's cabinet does end up being 50% female, it could change US politics for good.
The theme of this year's International Women's Day is parity. World leaders take note.
Neither Democratic candidate for president has gotten the endorsement of Massachusetts' junior senator. Here's a look at Elizabeth Warren's long game playbook.
Thanks to quotas, the proportion of women in parliaments across the world has nearly doubled in the past 20 years.
No matter whether it’s targets or quotas, "merit" is always held up as the stalwart gold standard. But can we judge merit without bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway?
The career of late former Victorian premier Joan Kirner illustrated the story of the Australian Left from the Whitlam era to the present day.
More women and a great ethnic mix but parliament still doesn't fully reflect the British public.